Jeff Crouere is a native of New Orleans, LA and he is the host of a Louisiana based program, “Ringside Politics,” which airs at 7:30 p.m. Fri. and 10:00 p.m. Sun. on WLAE-TV 32, a PBS station, and 7 till 11 a.m.weekdays on WGSO 990 AM in New Orleans and the Northshore. For more information, visit his web site at Ringside Politics.
For the past 44 years, on April 22, liberal environmentalists assume their soapbox to pontificate about the dangers of fossil fuel consumption and the precarious state of our planet. This environmental holy day of obligation was created during a time of grave concern about climate temperatures. In 1970, alarmists were lamenting the coming ice age, worried about the supposedly disturbing trend of global cooling.
Louisiana is known for its colorful political characters. From Huey Long to Edwin Edwards, the state has produced more than its fair share of political rogues. From corruption to sex scandals, the state’s politicians seem to be unable to stay out of the headlines for the wrong reasons.
One of our cherished rights in this country is our 1st Amendment guarantee of free speech. Throughout our history, Americans have been allowed to speak their mind no matter how controversial the topic. Unfortunately, over time, this right has been steadily diminishing and the forces of censorship are winning. For example, on college campuses today, liberal speakers are welcomed, while conservatives are ignored and labeled too reactionary for young audiences.
Once again, Hollywood has injected left wing themes into a movie, but this time the subject matter to known to almost every American. The great biblical story of Noah has been twisted and perverted by an atheist director more interested in selling tickets than in staying true to the Bible.
The arbiters of race relations believe that no one of color should dare possess an independent thought or take a contrarian position. Thus, all African Americans must believe in the Democratic Party and liberalism. If not, you are demonized and harassed and as evidence, witness the treatment of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas or Dr. Ben Carson.
A recent incident in Uptown New Orleans should concern every law abiding citizen of the Crescent City. At 2 a.m. on the morning of March 16, the Bice family, who live in the Riverbend area, was awakened by the sound of their dog barking. An intruder was trying to break in to their home.
What happened to the watchdog media? Sadly, in this day of Obama, they have turned into the lapdog media. Everyone knows that most members of the mainstream news media are card carrying liberals; however, even staunch left wingers should have enough integrity to fulfill their responsibilities to the public. Our country has benefited from a vigorous “fourth estate,” but that crucial oversight is sorely lacking today.
On Saturday, only 25% of eligible voters in New Orleans participated in the runoff election.
Despite the low turnout, those who did vote sent a loud and clear message: it is time for a change.
First Lady Michelle Obama is not content nagging Americans about their food choices. She has now decided to lecture us about our word usage. Along with pop star Beyonce and actress Jennifer Garner among others, the First Lady is urging Americans to ban the word “bossy.” She believes that use of the word somehow inhibits young girls from becoming leaders.
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